Free Standing Circa 1888 Victorian Gem in Wesley Ward

December 20, 2017

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Free standing Circa 1888 Victorian gem in Wesley Ward just steps to Whitefield Square. Unbelievable opportunity for the creative buyer looking to leave a mark in Savannah’s Historic Landmark District. Initial work has been completed, and now the house is ready to be brought up to the next level. What is old is new again!

Originally one of three identical side-by-side late 19th century ‘spec’ homes built for the Chatham Real Estate and Investment Company, 419 East Taylor Street remains in virtually original condition. Early 20th century wall paper still hangs, many panes of “wavy glass” windows are in place, hardwood floors are in excellent condition, and fireplace mantelpieces, as well as all the wood trim, are in great condition.

This is a Historic Preservationist’s dream with everything virtually intact and wonderful. Enter to the foyer, and the front parlor is to your left with a bay window facing north and additional windows facing east. All the porch-facing ground floor windows in this home were designed as pocket windows with a gap above so they can be used as entries onto the side porch. Adjacent to the front parlor is the dining room with wonderful details. Notice the hardwood flooring throughout the home, which has never had any damage as far as we can tell. Also notice all the downstairs doors are French style with original glazing and staining, and all the original glass doorknobs throughout are intact.

The generously sized kitchen offers south facing windows and a door leading onto a small east facing side porch. There is also a large pantry, all in original condition and also featuring a window, which provides additional space to use for an updated kitchen floor plan if desired.

Ascend the staircase to the bed and bath level and notice the beautiful woodwork and preserved condition of the handrails and balusters as you go up. You should see the north and east facing windows in the master bedroom with amazing intact architectural features! So many options here, including joining it with a new doorway leading into what is currently the old trunk room, which would make a wonderful en-suite master bath. The second bedroom offers windows facing north, east and south, and the third bedroom offers south facing windows and original built-ins. There is also a full bath on this level.

The property sits on the southwest corner of Price Street and East Taylor Street just a few steps to Whitefield Square and within Wesley Ward. The wards are the true heart of Historic Savannah. You would have to travel quite a ways back in time to find such an amazingly preserved and untouched Victorian house in this excellent location! Come make it your Savannah dream project!